Comment: This is a standard

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This is a standard

procedure in emergency rooms to open the airways and gain access to the stomach. They used much larger tubes. Nasopharyngeal, Gastric intubation via the nasal passage (ie, nasogastric route) is a common procedure that provides access to the stomach for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. A nasogastric (NG) tube is used for the procedure. The placement of an NG tube can be uncomfortable for the patient if the patient is not adequately prepared with anesthesia to the nasal passages and specific instructions on how to cooperate with the operator during the procedure. I'm thinking it's either this or the die. Maybe if they knock them out to perform it there wouldn't be pain. But, to keep giving anesthesia every feeding time would be another issue. There is intravenous feeding.

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